World War

(LondonGuardian) – America’s secret army: how the ‘war on terror’ created a new industry – Read More Here

(AtlanticWire) – What’s In The Washington Post Story Terrifying the Intelligence Community?

The U.S. intelligence community is bracing for a Washington Post story scheduled to be published on Monday. The story, largely reported by Pulitzer Prize-winner Dana Priest, will reportedly detail the billions of dollars of intelligence contracts fielded out to private companies. Both the State Department and the the Office of Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), which oversees all intelligence agencies, have sent out internal memos regarding the story. Here’s what we know about the story, what we know about private intelligence contracting, and how intelligence agencies are responding. Read More Here

(WPost) – Syrian ambassador challenges U.S. official on Israel nukes – Read More Here

(NYTimes) – Curaçao Faces Friction With Chávez Over U.S. Planes – Read More Here

(TodaysZaman) – Turkey reiterates expectations from Israel over Gaza flotilla raid – Read More Here

(NaturalNews) – US military says school lunches are a threat to national security

A group of retired military officials recently expressed concern that school lunches are a threat to national security. According to them, the food being fed to children at public schools is making them “too fat to fight”, leaving a potentially considerable gap in military recruitment. Read More Here

(IntelDaily) – U.S. Risks Military Clash With China In Yellow Sea

Delayed until after the United States achieved a United Nations Security Council statement on July 9 condemning the sinking of a South Korean warship in March, Washington’s plans for naval maneuvers in the Yellow Sea near Chinese territorial waters are forging ahead. Read More Here

(Xinhuanet) – Lebanese Christian leader warns Hezbollah chief of Israeli attack

Local As-Safir daily reported that Aoun had recently told al- Assad and Nasrallah that the STL’s indictment will accuse ” uncontrolled” Hezbollah members of assassinating Lebanon’s former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in 2005.

“This indictment would be accompanied by a Lebanese-Lebanese and Lebanese-Palestinian tension, and by an Israeli war on Lebanon, ” Aoun told the Syrian president and Hezbollah leader, according to the newspaper. Read More Here

(EmptyWheel) – The Intelligence Industrial Complex Prepares for War

In my review of Tim Shorrock’s important Spies for Hire, I summarized one of the most important parts of the narrative he tells in the book. Read More Here

Afghanistan

(Guardian) – US military build-up in Kandahar will bolster Taliban, warns security monitor

Nato’s counterinsurgency tactic shows no signs of success, says Afghanistan NGO Security Office Read More Here

(KurtNimmo) – Fool Me Twice: Biden Says No Exit from Afghanistan

There is one thing you can count on when it comes to establishment politicians. If their mouths are moving they are lying. Joe “Bite Me” Biden, second-in-command front man, is no exception. Read More Here

(Reuters) – UK to boost aid to Afghanistan – minister

Britain plans to increase aid to Afghanistan by as much as 40 percent, International Development Minister Andrew Mitchell said. Read More Here

(Uruknet) – Petraeus promotes civil war in Afghanistan

The Petraeus strategy calls for putting 10,000 job-hungry Afghan villagers on the Pentagon payroll. They will be given money and guns so that they can form militias and shoot and kill other members of their village who are asserted to be either pro-Taliban or opposed to the U.S./NATO occupation. Read More Here

Iran

(InfoClearingHouse) – Iranian Scientist Would Not Play Curveball – Ray McGovern – Read More Here

(PressTV) – (July 13) – Video: US & British Intel Agencies Are Working On A Fake Video To Lead To War With Iran – View Video Here

(NYTimes) – Standardized English Tests Are Halted in Iran

The Educational Testing Service has announced that it is temporarily suspending registration for its tests in Iran, including the popular Test of English as a Foreign Language, in what may be one of the first tangible effects of the new sanctions levied against the country by the international community. Read More Here

(AP) – Report: CIA paid Iranian scientist $5 million – Read More Here

(Rueters) – Iran Guards warn U.S. of “fallout” over bomb attack

The United States will face “fallout” from a deadly rebel bomb attack in southeast Iran, a senior Revolutionary Guards commander was quoted as saying on Saturday by a semi-official Iranian news agency. Read More Here

(Guardian) – Iran accuses US and UK of supporting group behind mosque attacks

CIA denies claims it has been backing Jundullah, the Sunni separatist group which has claimed responsibility for the bombs Read More Here

(Haaretz) – Iran parliament urges government to pursue uranium enrichment

New resolution calls for resisting what the parliament called plots by the United States and Britain against Iran’s rights to pursue peaceful nuclear technology. Read More Here

Palestine

Video: Israeli Night Raid on West Bank Village of Bil’in – Video Link Here

Video: ‘The world won’t say a thing’– Netanyahu on ongoing Israeli expansion

The Washington Post, and Glenn Kessler, have picked up the story that Netanyahu said that “America is a thing that can be easily moved,” back in 2001. Good to have this knowledge inside the Beltway at last. Video Link Here

(Uruknet) – Israel Tortures Detained Children

“We will attach the electricity wires to your testicles and prevent you from marriage and having kids forever, if you don’t tell us exactly what you know.”

This is a fraction of what the Israeli interrogator said to the child “A.M.M” of the city of Hebron when he was arrested two weeks ago, who threatened to use “all methods” to force him to confess. Read More Here

(SouthLebanon) – German-Jewish group to send aid ship to besieged Gaza soon

A group of Jewish activists in Germany will send an aid ship to the besieged Gaza Strip at the end of July to break the blockade and to express their rejection of Israel’s inhuman acts against the Palestinians. Read More Here

(SouthLebanon) – Video: Palestinian Women Political Prisoners

Since 1967, approximately 700,000 Palestinians have been arrested and detained under Israeli military orders. This number accounts for close to 20 percent of the population in the occupied Palestinian territories.

Today, 7,000 Palestinians — including over 300 children and 34 women — remain in Israeli prisons. The AIC explored the stories of two Palestinian women, both former prisoners, and looked at how Israel uses imprisonment to stifle popular resistance against the occupation. View More Here

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